This 10 days 9 nights gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda and Tanzania can be organized from any corner of the world. Connecting flights are available from Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Sydney, Dubai. Flights connect via Johannesburg in South Africa, Nairobi Kenya and Kilimanjaro Tanzania.
Day 1. Arusha – Ngorongoro Safari
Distance: 190 km (4 hrs.)
On arrival you will be met by the representatives of and driven to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area crossing on the way the small villages of Mto Wa Mbu and Karatu with unique views of the high altitude rain forest surrounding the ring. Dinner & overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/ Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge-B/L/D
Often described as the “Eighth” Wonder of the World, the Ngorongoro crater is so spectacular that it touches all the senses. A volcanic crater of over 259 square kilometres with surrounding walls rising 609 metres above it, the crater is a natural sanctuary for over 25,000 animals, including the black rhino. It is also a conservation area inhabited by the Masai tribe.
Day 2. Ngorongoro Safari full day
Breakfast and departure for a full day of game viewing discovering the beauty and abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Picnic lunch. Dinner & overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, B, L,D.
Day 3. Ngorongoro – Serengeti Safari
Distance: 145 km (3 hrs 30 min.).
After breakfast, depart to Serengeti stopping on the way at Olduvai Gorge , the archaeological site made famous by Louis & Mary Leakey. Lunch and afternoon game drive in the most famous of all the sanctuaries and one of the last great strongholds of wildlife in the world. Dinner & overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge/Serengeti Sopa Lodge, B, L,D.
Day 4. Serengeti Safari full day
Morning and afternoon game drive in the park, with its huge concentration of plain game. All meals and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge/Serengeti Sopa LodgeB/ L/D.
Day 5. Serengeti – Lake Manyara Safari
Distance: 205 km (4 hrs.). After breakfast depart to Manyara. Lunch and afternoon game drive in this superb scenic park set around Lake Manyara , most famous for the tree climbing lions. Dinner & overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge B/ L/D.
Day 6. Lake Manyara-Arusha
Distance: 130 km (2 hrs. 30 min.).
Breakfast and return to Arusha to catch your flight to Kigali.
On arrival at Kigali airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.-Kigali Serena/Chez Lando.
Day7 Kigali City Tour – Kinigi
Breakfast in your hotel is followed by the city tour. The city tour visits various attractions like the Kandt’s Museum, Kaplaki, Dancing pots and finally the genocide memorial of Gisozi. Lunch at a city restaurant and drive to Kinigi, the base of gorilla tracking. This 2Hrs drive takes you through the beautifully terraced hilly countryside of Rwanda to Ruhengeri and further to Kinigi. Brief stopovers are provided on the way for photography. Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Kinigi Guest House / Sabyinyo Silverback Community Lodge (B/L/D)
Day8 Gorilla Tracking in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park( Parc des Volcans)
An early morning breakfast is followed by a drive to Kinigi park headquarters for group, guide allocation and briefing. This is followed by a drive to the trailheads where hiking and trekking up the hills to the bamboo zone begins. Hiking, trekking and tracking gorillas may take 2-3 hours. Sight and stay with the Gorillas for one hour. Descend to your hotel for lunch. In the afternoon visit Lakes Burela and Ruhondo community. Return to Kinigi in time for dinner. Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Kinigi Guest House / Sabyinyo Silverback Community Lodge (B/L/D) (This tour of Lakes possible if guests finish tracking on time at no extra cost).
Day9 Gorilla Tracking Rwanda Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, drive to Kinigi Park headquarters for guide, group allocation and briefing. This is followed by a drive to the trail heads where hiking/ trekking begins. Gorilla Tracking begins upon sighting of the previous night’s nests. Stay with the gorillas for an hour and return to the base hotel for lunch. In the afternoon drive to Gisenyi on the shores of Lake Kivu. Overnight Kivu Serena Hotel (B/L/D)
Day10 Ruhengeri / Gisenyi – Kigali-Home
After breakfast drive to Kigali . Have a city tour followed by lunch. In the afternoon transfer to the airport for home flight.
The safari Price Prices / Costs
The price are based on per person sharing basis. Prices are shown in three columns- Budget, Mid range and luxury.
Mid range USD 5289 PP Sharing Twin
Budget USD 4740 PP Sharing Twin
Contact Gorilla safaris Rwanda
- Accommodation cost per person sharing on full board basis.
- All Meals at hotel- Meals indicated as B-Breakfast; L-lunch; D-Dinner
- Transportation on 4WD fully fuelled and chauffeured
- All park entry fees
- Airport Transfers
- Driver’s Allowance’s allowance
- 2 Gorilla permits per person
- Park Entrance fee
- Use of ranger guides while tracking
- Complementary tour of Lake Kivu on day 2 if you finish tracking on time.
- All government taxes
- Complimentary tour of Genocide memorial of Gisozi the last day if time allow.
- Plenty of mineral water during your tour.
- Evacuation cover- This cover by AAR It covers you for 15 days while in East Africa- Kenya, Uganda , Rwanda , and Tanzania
The price does not include the following
- Tips& Gratuities to guides, drivers and hotel staff , Beverages ,Extra meals ,Optional tours, Air fares, Visa fees and Travel Insurance. Guests are advised to take a comprehensive travel insurance prior to arrival